cladode

EnglishEdit

Cladodes of Opuntia are flattened stems

NounEdit

cladode (plural cladodes)

  1. (botany) A flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants (for example asparagus, butchers broom) are typically reduced to scales. [1] May also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown.

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See alsoEdit

  • phylloclade — a leaflike cladode, with unlimited extension growth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Acquisition and Diversification of Cladodes: Leaf-Like Organs in the Genus Asparagus
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